Alex’s Musical Journey
Originally trained classically, Alexandra found her talent and love for singing in choirs at school and university. Her low range and tonal quality was identified early as rare and something to be shared more as a soloist.
What attracted her to music initially was the opportunity to collaborate with others to share the experience of such a full sound created together and to have the experience of expressing and releasing emotion and communicating in a way that only music and art is able to do.
After years of singing in choirs including chamber choirs, Alexandra had a yearning for learning more about jazz and blues, feeling intuitively that her voice although very suited to opera due to it’s natural fast vibrato, could also be suitable to jazz, blues and contemporary styles. In her mid 20s she started to listen to more music that broadened her horizons and exposed her to some of the greats that inspire her performance today, initially trying her hand at backing vocals and eventually moving to solo performance that allowed her full voice to be heard.
Inspired by the likes of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Aretha Franklin and Etta James, and some of the male greats such as Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles, Alexandra Frost and the musicians that work with her are bound to lift your spirits as you lose yourself in a special, musical experience.
Alex’s Performance Notes
Alexandra Frost has performed with various combinations of duos, trios bands and ensembles for many years and, in particular, won many hearts and minds during her residency at Wassail Wine Bar as a duo with acoustic guitar and then keyboard.
She built a strong following for her intimate yet powerful performance style when accompanied by Ed Heddle, a jazz pianist and talented composer whose versatility, passion and interpretation makes for a truly unique and engaging duo, destined to grace the stage for a cabaret premiere during the Adelaide Fringe 2023.
Alexandra has performed in many well known venues around South Australia, including:
- The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel
- The Hyatt Hotel
- Finn MacCools
- Bacchus Wine Bar
- Wassail Wine Bar
- The Daniel O’Connell Hotel
- The Kentish Arms Hotel
- The Duck Inn
- The Third Cork Wine Bar
- The Coopers Alehouse
- The Old Adelaide Inn
- The Adelaide Fringe Festival
Alexandra has also performed at many private and corporate functions and is drawn to create more performance experiences in the coming years aimed at a listening jazz/blues/cabaret audience interested in a performance where the music, the stories and the emotion takes centre stage.